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is a reported leading contender to lead the fbi. lisa monaco currently is president obama's counterterrorism adviser. "the washington post" says she's next in line after robert mueller steps down after 12 years on the job. >>> new york cardinal timothy dolan says the catholic church should be more welcoming to gay people. he tells abc the catholic church loves gays and lesbians despite its opposition to same-sex marriage. >> we've got to do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people. and i admit, we haven't been too good at that. >>> on the resort island nation of mauritius off the southeast coast of africa, massive flooding has killed at least ten. many of the victims were swept away by fast-rising waters. look at that. more than six inches of rain fell in less than one hour and more is expected. >>> and a purse snatcher in australia runs head first into a glass window, and it's all caught on tape. the man allegedly stole a purse from a 50-year-old woman at a mall in perth. security cameras show the culprit running and crashing into the glass, knock
strategy, but it may also signal a larger pivot. call it obama 3.0, "washington post" writes this budget request reflegts obama's stark shift in strategy. he's begun a charm offensive in hopes they, the republicans will take seriously his offer to overhaul entitlement programs in exchange for increasing tax revenue. obama's aides have not been optimistic about the prospects for a deal but they argue that his strategy of outreach coupled with public events offers the best path forward for progress. the white house may see the con sill terry approach as the best path forward, but what is the end game when the goal posts are set in the middle of the field. ezra klein writes notice "washington post," the upside of the strategy is clear -- obama gets caught trying on a budget compromise. by starting in the middle, liberals worry that obama risks pushing a final compromise to the right. if the left is unhappy, what of the right this morning, house speaker john boehner issued a statement suggesting president obama isn't making a serious offer at compromise. if the president believes these modes
credit. according to a report in the "washington post," president obama's economic advisors aand outside experts say the nation's much celebrated housing rebound is leaving too many people hyped, including young people looking to buy their first homes and individuals with credit records that were weakened by the recession. in response, administration officials say they are working to get banks to lend to a wider range of borrowers by taking advantage of taxpayer backed programs, including those offered by the federal housing administration that insure home loans against default. wait a minute. this is the exact tactic that caused the housing bubble and the housing market to crash years ago. is washington ever going to learn from its past mistakes? just another sign that the administration has no idea what they're doing. joining me with reaction, the founder of campens company and ceo of the bab group, real estate analyze, dani babb. the community reinvestment act, wasn't that the government started under jimmy carter, doubled down by bill clinton and increased under clinton that forced b
a leading contender to take over at the fbi. lisa monaco serves as president obama's counterterrorism adviser. "the washington post" says she's next in line for the job. director robert mueller stepping down in september after 12 years on the job. >>> new york cardinal timothy dolan says the catholic church should be more welcoming to gay people. he tells abc the catholic church loves gays and lesbians despite opposition to same-sex marriage. >> we need to do better to be sure that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people. i admit we haven't been too good on that. >>> and to the island off the southeast coast of africa, massive flooding there. it has killed at least ten people in the catholic city. many of the victims were swept away by fast rising waters. more than six inches of rain fell in less than an hour and more unfortunately is expected. >>> to the world of wall street now. cnbc's jackie deangelis joins us. good morning to you. >> good morning, betty. the markets are looking to continue their winning ways. this is as we kick off the second quarter. the
, the washington post reports that obama administration pushing banks to give out more home loans to people with weaker credit. did not one of them pay attention to what happened? do they not study history? doe they not understand anything? the reasoning? the housing rebound has left too many people behind. this sounds a little bit, just a little bit like well president clinton. like president bush. gosh, i want inch to have money to buy a house, but they don't. it's hard to disagree with the sentiment. but we've seen what happens when people think in terms of sentiment rather than solution. the market is improves. but here is another view on houses right now. 28% of all homeowners, in this country are still owing more than their homes are worth. the mortgage delinquency rate, on all loans is 7.4%. that is better than what it had been over 10%. just two years ago. but it is still not good. and more than 1.8 million properties in this country received foreclosure filings last year, 1.48 million remain in some stage of foreclosure. and president obama, folks -- i don't know what to say about
president obama heads to colorado to push for new gun control legislation. but he's coming under some serious fire for using decades-old information to sell a key part of his plan. we're live from washington. >> president obama barack obama continues his pressure campaign on a reluctant congress to pass federal gun control legislation. he's heading to colorado to meet with police and local lawmakers displaying a gun control package signed into law by governor john hick looper, yet his arguments are supposedly full of stale statistics. 40% of all gun purchases were made without a background check, but that number is almost 20 years old. >> why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? why wouldn't we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40% of all gun purchases to take place without a background check? why wouldn't we do that? >> that 40% bit was pulled from a study where 251 answered the question about where they got their guns. now we're hearing from groups like the washington gun association. members held a press
, washington. >>> at the white house today, president obama announced a major research project to unlock the mysteries of the human brain. the $100 million initiative would fund pure scientific research and produce leads toward treating brain disorders from autism and strokes to alzheimer's. scientists say they welcome the chance to spend money on research at a time when science budgets are getting squeezed. but it's not clear whether congress will actually approve this spending. >>> the state attorney general in arkansas is now investigating the break of an exxon mobil pipeline that sent thousands of gallons of crude oil flowing down the street into a residential neighborhood over easter weekend. the leak is bringing a lot of attention to our national network of pipelines, and re-igniting debate over another notable pipeline project. our report tonight from our chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson. >> reporter: from the air, it looks like a dark stain on this neighborhood. 20 miles north of little rock. >> the smell is unbelievable. i mean, look. incredible. and that
's get to the news live at 5:po a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> president obama is looking for support outside of washington, d.c. yesterday, at a police academy, not far from the sight of last summer's shooting in colorado, the president focused on background checks saying his goal is not to take firearms away from their owners. >> the opponents of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what's being proposed or nothing to do with the facts but feeds into a suspicion about government. if there are folks out there right now who are gun owners hearing somebody is taking away your guns, get the facts. we are not proposing a gun registration system. we are proposing background checks for criminals. >> president obama used a similar argument in a plea to gun shop owners. >> if you are selling a gun, wouldn't you want to know who you are selling it to? wouldn't you want to know? wouldn't you want, in your conscience to know the person you are selling to isn't going to commit a crime? >> despite the president's push,
of the episcopal church and not obama or the religious right. i would give the president the pass on this. >> charles krauthammer not all that angry about a washington pastor injecting race into the easter services attended by president obama. we'll talk to charles about that. >> bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the left-wing media, rush lame because, and me. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. the two people, the liberal media fear most are radio guy rush limbaugh and me, your humble correspondent. that's because we both have powerful daily forums where we can explain what we believe is harmful to the country. recently on the net a number of left-wing media folks have tried to drum up a phony feud, citing divisions within the so-called conservative community. like they point to me and limbaugh as the primary example. the reportage is simply dishonest. the loons are taking my commentary out of context as they always do. i mean both mr. limbaugh and
. >> president obama is back in washington after overnight fundraising trip to the bay area. his comments at the end of the trip though are generating some kochbilitys the president boarded air force one and depart from san francisco international airport having raised more than 3 million dollars for democratic candidate at 4 high price bay area events. two in san francisco last nature and two in atherton this morning. now after the second fundraiser president obama was praising california attorney general parris. he said quote you have to be careful to first of all say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and tough and then he said she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney gem in the country. well a lot of reaction on the internet on twitter and facebook. new york magazine blog was fairly representative when it said the president is in need of gender sensitivity training. >>> all right. let's go talk about the weather forecast. >> talk about thee1 tornado in f the county. >> things really calm here but there were powerful storms rumbling through the area and very oft
is part of the relationship with washington and pyongyang. it has been a vexing problem and the obama administration has had trouble engaging north korea without looking as if they've caved to threats. >> for more on the tensions i spoke to former ambassador bill richardson. he's been there on private visits and was inside the country in january. >> governor richardson, is this bluster or should the u.s. be worried? >> we should be worried. the bluster and bellicosity and the threats have never been as intense and you couple that with a new leader who appears to be manipulated and handled by the hard-line elements in the north korean military, those who don't wnat engagement. the good news is he is showing political strength, that he's tough. a lot tougher than his father. his father never engaged directly in this rhetoric to shore up his base and show despite his youth and inexperience he is in control. >> what do you think he wants from all this? what is his endgame? >> his endgame is -- to shore up his political base. two, whenever there is a new south korean leader as there is a n
obama has found himself in a strange place. on tuesday he signed the continuing resolution bill, one that included the dreaded sequester cuts, as the "washington post" zachary writes, in so doing the president locked into place cuts that threaten to undermine his second term economic vision just four months after he won re-election. tomorrow, the president will be in florida pushing an idea while endorsed by people who actually understand economics remains horrifically unpopular with republicans, stimulus spending. >> this is a good opportunity for the president to illustrate the value in the short term and long term of the important infrastructure investments the president talked about quite some time. >> if stimulus spending in an era of historically low interest growth and rates may seem like a good idea, president obama seems to be suffering from a lack of confidence any of it will come to pass. the current offer on the white house website calls for $50 billion in stimulus, half the amount in the senate democrat's budget. that plan calls for $100 billion in stimulus amounting to
obama is pushing banks to make more mortgages available. "the washington post" reports the move could lead to the same risky spending that caused the housing crisis. #earnings. companies can now make major announcements on facebook and twitter that could move their stock. all investors are required to receive the news at the same time. but you have to let them know you might make the announcements on twitter and facebook. >> interesting. i have to follow these companies now. get that inside info. thank you. >>> a couple recalls to tell you about. subaru is recalling 200,000 legacy and outback models for possible corrosion in brake lines. tyson is recalling products because they are not saying they have a product in there. >>> jaycee's rock nation is teaming up to form rock nation sports. >>> talk about a pay cut. jc penney ceo received no bonus and was paid a mere t million. it's down from his 53.3 million bucks he earned the year before. not bad. bill nar investor carl icahn has nuance calling. straight ahead, atlanta teachers are cheating. they were cheating their students in favor
'm very hopeful that we can get this passed. >> dana milbank writes in "the washington post". obama on guns too little too late. on almost every topic from budget negotiations to national security, washington seems only to act these days in response to crisis if it acts at all. obama errored in trying to use newtown to build support for his positions on taxes and energy and immigration and he compounded the error by sending j joe biden to conduct a study. once the president took his foot off the accelerator no other action not even michael bloomberg's ad campaign to maintain the momentum. mark kelly has been, obviously, outspoken advocate on gun control legislation and he has been going around and buying guns and showing how long it takes to fill out a background check. i think it was like five minutes and 36 seconds, just if you care. if you can wait five minutes and 36 seconds for your gun. >> so i'm hearing behind the scenes there is still a deal that is being worked on universal background checks but yesterday it sound like it might be dead. >> they are still trying to figure ou
from the pulpit on easter? a washington pastor slamming the religious right and barack obama sitting right there. >> when you go to an obama church service, all you're going to get is republicans being blasted. >> political attacks are not what anyone would expect to hear in an easter sermon usually, this is what the christians talk about the good news, that holiday is sort of the heart of the good news. >> the president of the united states chose a preacher whose sermon was devoted to claiming that republicans want to force blacks to ride at the back of the bus again. >> what they heard in the sermon was anything, but happy for easter. >> a preacher who in his sermon said republicans want to make women go back to the kitchen. >> he is not a politician. he's not a senator or a member of congress or the president. this is a sermon at a church here that's been visited by presidents from both parties for many, many years. >> why did the president sit it and listen to this. why did the president not stand up and excuse himself? this is not the kind of sermon a president of the united sta
back to before the obama administration. is washington going to do, if anything, to answer andrew's question? the stock market going up, things improving and incremental ways richard said on a daily basis. anything washington feels need to be done to deal with the slow growth that has been around a long time? >> i wish i could be really optimistic. i'm not. i've been pessimistic this last while, despite the optimism of some colleagues about any sort of grand bargain. i'm certainly pessimistic about anything specifically trying to jump-start the economy, anything specifically that is a big enough debt deal to have big impact. i think we are going to bump along. i think we will bump through the next two near crises and then slide into spring and summer hoping that things slowly continue to get better for the foreseeable future. >> i'll be more skeptical which i actually worry that we are going to start seeing little trembles from the sequester and see it in the economic numbers and you'll see headlines, by the way, that is then going to scare the markets and you sort of have a littl
register to vote online. back when president obama won office, only arizona and washington had online voter registration. today 17 states have such easy vote registration in place. and right now 13 more have bills pending to give residents that very option. >> and while he definitely scored with voters in 2012, the president wasn't the king of the baskets. he was 2 for 22 shooting hoops during monday's easter egg roll. still the crowd loved it. they had fun. remember jack lew and his curly q signature? you won't be seeing it any time soon on your money. a spokesperson for the bureau of printing and engraving said the process of replicating his signatures take about 18 weeks. i can do it in 18 seconds. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. >>> as we told you at the top of the hour, the national rifle association is just announcing its new unveiled plan for securing our nation's schools. former congressman asa hutchinson outlined the plan and hom
'll hear, don, is president obama call for congress in washington, d.c. to do what legislators in colorado have done, which is colorado, the president will say is a frontier state, a state that has a history and respect for gun ownership, but they did take some measures to add restrictions on gun ownership including universal background checks, expanding them and a ban on high sxaft magazine, i believe over 15 rounds. so president obama will say that congress and washington, d.c. should do what colorado has done. of course, they're very different. the legislature in colorado is democratic. where as in washington, d.c. this is obviously the house is republican and there are some questions about whether or not this gun control legislation will be able to get through the senate, because not every democrat is on board and certainly some republicans are not as well. so that's basically his pitch today. >> okay, so that's a political battle here. let's go to the front lines, so to speak. you spent time with agents on the front lines of the nation's battle with gunle hav le havgun. tell us what y
to get washington working? if obama is president for another four years, i guess vote democrat to make the house sways back. is that a credible portion of the electorate? >> i think you will find that voters frequently try to express a dissatisfaction. and normally the way they do that is by voting against the incumbent party. and sam, in the house of representatives, that would be the republicans. and so if you were trying to vote anti gridlock in the next congressional election, it seems that would be an anti republican -- >> you know, i might be the only one in d.c. who thinks this, but i have -- >> that's why you're here. >> this is new york. >> for the speech you're about to make. >> i do believe that over time sequestration is going to cause so much pain in these districts that the party that's most associated with it will face electoral consequences. and that happens to be in this case the republican party. and i think they know it, too, which is why they have gone through this painstaking technique of saying it was obama's idea. because they want him to take some of the blame a
the effort to pass a universal health care law. the wiggly addresses by president obama and nebraska congressman lee terry. -- weekly addresses by president obama and nebraska congressman lee terry. stan "washington journal," colander and peter morsi -- morici discuss the prospects of a budget agreement. and the budget policy center will look at immigration legislation. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> mr. secretary, we're going to come down as undecided. [laughter] >> mr. chairman, as i listened methose comments, it struck what a wonderful thing free- speech is. >> that was a hearing where donald rumsfeld was making justification's for attacking iraq. what you did not hear were questions that we got a chance to ask him, which were, how much money is halliburton going to make? how many u.s. soldiers will be killed? how many iraqi civilians will die from this adventure? i would like those answers now. > more with medea benjamin sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a." >> another judge advocate general of the army will talk about legal issues facing the milit
with the outrageously complicated obama care law. according to the "the washington post," some of these navigators are likely to come from unions as well as immigrant service and community service organizations. but here is the reality. nobody, nobody will actually know what the navigators do because there is no objective way to measure advice. the navigators may be paid hourly with senior executives making up to 48 bucks an hour at least that's the federal estimate. again, what do these people actually do? this has the potential to be an enormous reuse, another close sell waste of money. nancy pelosi can't explain obama care. to say that obama care is off to a bad start is the understatement of the century. that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction. with us david callahan co-founder of demoss co-founder of a progressive organization. that might be a freudian slip there. all right. i don't know whether you know this or not, but i have not been an obama care hater, all right? i would like every american to have health insurance. i think that would be good for the country. i don't wan
jump protocol and invite the young man to washington for a dinner and sit down and have obama talked to him or the secretary of state man to man. all they can do is say no. all good questions. have you been back to north korea? host: he is gone. sorry about that. as our calller looked across, he would have found north of rio was probably more prosperous than self reappear yen since that time, south korea has become a success story. north korea is still back in the time warp of 1965. so it is different on the korean peninsula now than it did then. i think that obviously has an impact on the situation we're dealing with. i do not know whether kim jong- un speaks english. i do not think others have met him. i suppose he studied english at least during the brief time he was in school in switzerland. i would not be surprised if he knows some english. question of china providing what north korea needs actually needs to be turned around. i think many of us think that china has been too indulgent of north korea and so willing to provide food, fuel, and other kinds of assistance that it has e
"washington journal" is next. ♪ good morning and welcome to "washington journal." 2013., march 29, president obama called on congress to pass gun-control legislation and urged americans to remember the victims of gun violence. he spoke at a white house surrounded by mothers whose children were killed in the shootings. calls on theyour president's call for renewed on rent -- and gun legislation. democrats -- republicans -- independents -- online.also find us send us a tweet by writing @cspanwj. span and facebook to weigh in. you can also e-mail us. here is the front page of the new york daily news this morning, quoting president obama -- yesterday, the president said "shame on us." inside of the new york daily news, it says -- let's take a lesson to president obama in his own words. [video clip] ." >> i read an article in the news hasother day, wondering, washington missed its opportunity because as time goes on after newtown, somehow people start moving on and for getting? people hereyou, the do not forget. grace's dad is not forgetting. has not forgotten. the notion that two mont
. >>> the obama administration is pushing banks to make more mortgages available to people with weaker credit. "the washington post" reports critics say the move could lead to the same risky lending that caused the housing crisis. >>> and #earnings. the s.e.c. will now let companies make major announcements on facebook and twitter that could move their stock. current rules require all investors to receive significant news at the same time. from cnbc's global headquarters, i'm bertha coombs. back to you. >>> now to business where a couple of recalls. subaru is recalling more than 200,000 legacy and outback models from 2005 to 2009. for possible corrosion in brake lines. >>> to a tyson recall of 127,000 pounds of uncooked breaded chicken tenderloins because they are not labeled as containing soy which is an allergen. >>> rapper and recording mogul jay-z adds a new title. sports agent. beyonce's husband signed new york yankees second baseman cano. he's teaming up with sports to form rock nation sports. >>> billionaire investor carl icahn snapped up a stake in nuance communications between dragon
editor at the "washington times." emily, what do you make of president obama saying shame on us if we have forgotten newtown? >> i would say the only person that should be ashamed is president obama. we haven't heard him talk about gun control in weeks, and suddenly on the day which everyone knew in advance that connecticut was releasing all this information about what happened at sandy hook, he suddenly has a press conference at the white house and starts calling for more of his political agenda. it's just -- i think it's disgusting. that's what he's been pushing for since before he got re-elected and he will continue to push for it. >> cornel, what about that. almost saying shame on the president. >> same on the president for wanting to protect americans. shame on the president for calling for common sense solutions on guns that 91% of americans support. shame, really here should be on those who stand in the way of it. i mean, look, these high capacity clips, background checks, we have a moral obligation to try to protect, you know, there's no perfect law. however, if we can keep gu
support universal background checks. we want to make sure that washington hears that voice. >> reporter: the nra tweeted a response to today's action and president obama's push. one of the tweets said the economy is weak, the national debt is mounting and too many americans are out of work. president obama's campaign against guns. this is one of their responses. back out here live. we are matching to the plaza. this was planned at 5:30 p.m. 50 people joined the march and these marchers and other rally goers expect to meet another group of people just a few blocks away. right here in palo alto. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new figures from the labor department, jobless claims jumped. 357,000 people filed new claims. that is up 16,000 from the week before. despite two weeks of increases the number of initial claims remains in the range that indicates that it is still growing. stocks edged higher today, the dow and the nasdaq saw gains and the s&p rose 6 points to close above its record high that was reached in october of 2007. >>> two bay area lawmakers are tak
: joining us now from washington is bob johnson. so, here is what i don't understand. 93% of african-americans voted for president obama last november. even though black employment is so high. why? >> well, i think first of all, african-americans have immense pride in president obama as a president. they see it as a major accomplishment in this country and embracing an african-american leader. and they are positive and hopeful, probably, more than anything else, that his leadership will make their lives better. >> bill: all right. but it didn't turn out that way. i mean he had four years to improve the black unemployment rate. and it's not improving. so, you are saying that african-american community en masse is voting on hope. they hope it's going to get better but it certainly hasn't gotten better. >> yeah. i would say, bill, that african-americans hang under ts unemployment problem, this gap for over 50 years if you look at the bureau of labor statistics. >> i have them here. >> african-american unemployment has been double that of white people for over 40 years. >> bill: let me g
perez has come from washington, dc, to give welcoming remarks here at this summit. tom perez is the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division in washington, dc, he was nominated for that position by president obama and sworn in in october of 2009 and we are all the lucky -- we are all very lucky that that happened in october of 2009. tom has spent his entire career in public service and on protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable people. tom actually joined the civil rights division as a young lawyer and while he was there he prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the country. lawyers in the civil rights division get fanned out to places in the country to handle cases in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later se
expect many more years of returns. for "outfront," tom foreman, washington. >>> still to come, president obama versus the nra. has the gun lobby already won? >>> plus, an american businessman found dead in singapore. police say it was suicide. his family says it doesn't add up. >>> should overweight people pay more to fly? one airline under pressure says, yes. >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories we care about focusing on our own reporting from the front lines. well, america's role in mali could be expanding. in a visit today, senator john mccain said the united states will assist the french and coalition militaries to provide them with the equipment, training and technology needed to rid mali of terrorists linked to al qaeda. now whether that makes sense depends on how you define equipment saying if equipment is like binoculars and those in the wrong hands would not be a problem. >>> the pentagon is refusing to award purple hearts to victims of the 2009 ft. hood shooting. the reason, the pentagon says they were not the victims of an international terr
vote, even that i.d. from the state will not be good enough anymore under the new law. in washington, d.c. at the federal level, president obama has just established a bipartisan commission to try to fix what has gone so wrong with the basic running of the elections in this country, but in the states where they're actually making policy on these matters, already this year we have seen 55 measures introduced to make voting harder. not easier, harder, in 30 states. it's as if republicans in state legislatures looked at the debacle of 2012, the stay in line election and lawsuits over new requirements for voting and couldn't wait to order a second helping for that. today, arkansas republicans finished passing laws to make voting harder, a democrat governor vetoed the bill, but they overrided it, so it will be much harder to vote in the great state of arkansas. ige virginia, there was not even that last barrier of a governor. lawmakers passed their voter i.d. bill, and bob mcdonnell signed it, and that was it, let's make it harder. joining us now is a virginia state senator, and an opponent
washington. peter? >> that's right. sources confirm the obama administration launched a broad push to get mortgages to people with weaker credit records and provide banks with a taxpayer guarantee that they won't make their payments. sources say the administration is working with banks, the federal housing administration, the justice department, and other agencies to help home buyers with lower credit scores, but who might not be able to make mortgage -- who might be able to make mortgage payments now, but can't qualify because the bank is still cautious and tight with the lending standards. critics worry is sews seeds for another financial crisis and taxpayer bailout. >> this is a bad mistake, and it was shown to be a bad mistake by what happened in 2008. we would not have had a financial crisis if we had not followed policies that were intended to increase home ownership by making financing available to people who otherwise would not be able to get mortgages. >> the boom and bust were not caused by providing 30-year fixed rate mortgages to generally qualified families. it was caused by
washington post." and former national press secretary for the obama campaign, ben la bolt. thank you for joining me. ryan, if colorado and connecticut can do it, why can't congress do it? >> congress has more republicans. >> and some red-state people. >> now, if both chambers were controlled by democrats, it doesn't mean they would be able to move this through. even if something is 9 to 1, the 1 often votes on that issue, whereas the nine don't. of that -- very few of them are actually going to go to the polls and make their decision. they're going to go out and vote, so even on an issue that's 90/10, you can actually lose votes by taking the popular position. >> why is that, ezra? there's not 90% in this country for anything, right? what has happened that the nra is proposes an apocalyptic vision, and people are sort of laying down and taking it? >> first i'm happy we got into the political science so quickly. you have a very, very intense minority against gun control, and you have a regtively blase, that answers the question. in connecticut, for reasons that i don't think we need t
's in your wallet? lou: the obama administration under increasing fire for how this handling the sequester cuts according to the "washington post" thousands of cancer patients are being denied treatment for cancer clinics all across the country because of sequester cuts to medicare. the administration blaming republicans for sequester but the clinics aren't buying that. they say the obama administration has chosen to oppose the cuts and expensive chemotherapy drugs instead of on the surface side they could absorb the cuts or make do with fewer nurses and that coming from the cancer clinics themselves. more outrageous ways to taxpayer dollars, weekly standard senior vomiting this program rewarded more than $420,000 grant to indiana university to study the correct use of condoms. the research we are told has been completed. scientist have not released those long-awaited findings, but a government website confirms the study did not result in the creation of a single job. hundreds of fast food workers in new york walked off their jobs calling for higher wages and the power to organize a union.
people of medical care. we have president obama fundraiser. members of congress home in their district. some say they are doing constituent work. they are traveling around the world visiting different countries when they all should be back here in washington exempting the cancer drugs to the medicare patients can get their chemotherapy. if they would just come back to town and do their jobs. >> we have seen a massive consolidation in the last four years before the sequester of 40 years ago we evolved this cancer delivery system so that you can get treated in your low he cal community. and now we are devolving it and consolidating cancer care back again. patients fall through treatment cracks and have to go to the hospital. unfortunately costs not only the patients more but costs medicare more none any. i agree something has to be done about this immediately before it becomes even more of a crisis than it is. >> greta: with the article that i read it says because cancer drugs must be administered by physicians they are among a handful of pharmaceuticals which covers doctor visits and su
-bye. [applause] >> president obama is in washington today with meeting and events at the white house. this morning, he unvailed a hundred million dollar initiative to treat, cure, and prevent drain disorders alzheimer's and traumatic brain injury. his ri marks now on c-span.org. later, a meeting with the prime minister of singapore. one of the issues likely to come up, the threats from north korea. we'll hear more about that issue at today's white house briefing. other topics could include immigration legislation, reducing gun violence, and the president's budget proposal expected to be released next week. the briefing live on c-span2 in less than an hour from now. we'll have more live coverage here on c-span2. at 4:30 eastern, remarks from hank paulson, speaking about u.s.-china economic and environmental challenges at george washington university. at noon, a discussion about privacy concerns raised by the tsa's body scanning machines and enhanced patdowns at airports. >> we have to take back media, independent media is what will save us. the media are the most powerful institutions
us now from washington ace reporters carl cameron and james rosen. how seriously, rosen, is the obama administration taking this north korea deal? i mean, these people really can't do much damage. they can invade south korea. they will get their butt kicked, right? >> well, they can inflict a lot of damage. they don't have the missile technology to strap one of their nuclear weapons to a missile and hit our shores, but the bottom line to answer your question is u.s. officials take it very seriously. both, a, because they have nuclear weapons. they have an army of over a million men. we have 28,000 troops stationed in south korea and also this is a cash starved regime that has never met a missile or nuclear technology that it didn't want to or try to sell. proliferation is is a big concern. i have talked, bill, to the guys that have actually dealt face-to-face with the north koreans, we don't have diplomatic relations with the north koreans, but we do have something called the new york channel which operates through the auspices of the u.n. in new york. i have talked to the guys who ha
by making energy more affordable. but the obama administration has put the project on hold because of environmental concerns. chief washington correspondent james rosen takes a closer look at the issue. >> greetings from washington. about two weeks remain in a 45-day period of public comment on the latest environmental impact study released on keystone. and then after that around mid-april the ball will be back in the obama administration's court. portions of this 875-mile pipeline are being built. but portions have been held up by the obama administration citing environmental concerns as envisioned by the trans canada corporation, the pipeline would actually be the second of two. it would bring on-line an estimated 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day. >> it has now been more than 1600 days since the initial permits were filed for building the pipeline. to put that in perspective, it took the united states a little more than 1300 days to win world ward 2, and it took lewis and clark about 1100 days to walk the louisiana purchase and back. >> on friday the environmental protection
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